The Center For START Services Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Respite & Treatment



START Services

START is a nationally acclaimed model used throughout the U.S. to enhance the service system through active collaboration and services such as:

Learn More: START Model Overview Video

New Video Resource: Family Professional Collaboration

START - Driving Systemic Change


START is a national initiative that strengthens efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs in the community.


Driven by a person-centered approach in the context of the system of support, the START model offers proactive, clinically based consultation and training for crisis prevention and intervention.


The 1st Annual ArkSTART Conference, "Bridging the Divide: Supporting People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Health Needs," will be Held on June 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Little Rock, AR. Download the Flyer (PDF) or Register (Web link)

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Center for START Services
Institute on Disability / UCED
56 Old Suncook Rd., Suite 2
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-228-2084
Relay: 711
Fax: 603-228-3270

Institute on Disability

The Center for START Services is a program of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire

Improved Expertise

"START has offered me the chance to help individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnosis. The dynamic training and creative insight of the START model has helped us effectively support people with dual diagnosis and their families. I’ve found that we will need to continue to learn and grow as new and exciting discoveries are happening all the time in this evolving area of expertise."  ~ NH START Coordinator